Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority (OSPRA) is accepting Sealed bids for the purchase of up to 125 head of yearlings and up to 90 head of 2 year old bison. se bison are located at OSPRA’s Slim Buttes Pasture approx. 10 miles West of Pine Ridge, SD. Bids will be per pound of live weight (on the hoof) as weighed by OSPRA’s scale. Minimum bid will be $3.51 per pound. Bison will be rounded up and penned by OSPRa personnel. Once penned, buffalo become buyer’s property and OSPRA will not be liable for any injuries or damages to the animals. OSPRA may negotiate to assist with health inspections etc. but no guarantees are made. Shipping will be the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
Submit sealed bids with “Buffalo Bids” written on envelope to:
P.O. Box 570
Kyle SD 57752
Or sealed bids may be hand delivered to OSPRA offices at:
101 Ranger Rd
Kyle SD 57752
Bids must be received before 4:30 PM mountain time on October 23, 2017.
Winning bidder will sign a purchase contract with OSPRA.
OSPRA reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.
Contract will only be valid upon being signed by Harold Salway, Executive Director of OSPRA and purchaser.
If you have any questions please call the OSPRA office at 605 455 2584.
At the Fall 2015 Roundup:
Yearlings ranged from approx. 500 lbs. to 750 lbs. and averaged approx. 620 lbs.
2 year olds ranged from approx. 675 to 950 lbs. and averaged approx. 780 lbs.